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The Mill Bridge at Duddington - a plein air pastel

Posted On: Thursday 28th June 2012
Summary: A pastel painting of the bridge at Duddington, Northamptonshire, UK , partly painted plein air, and finished in the studio

Blog Tags: Plein air   Pastels painting   Painting rivers   Painting trees   Painting in the rain   

pastel painting of Duddington bridgeTo be honest, this is a bit of a backward step - although there's plenty of movement in the subject of this pastel painting, somehow I have got all tied down in detail. There's something not very joined up here.

Never mind, it's a nice subject. Only briefly was I tempted to put in someone leaning over the bridge - a terrible cliche. Well, in this case it would have been.

I got about half of this done on location before it started to rain, and worked some more on it over several days in my studio. Lots of stop and start - perhaps that was the mistake.

13"x19" hard and soft pastels.


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